26April2018

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Horticulture Courses ITB Dublin

A video showcasing what's involved in the Horticulture Programme here at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. www.itb.ie/horticulture

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Bloom 2015 Review - Clara Doran Aged 16

Getting each and every family member to agree on an outing is normally challenging. However having followed Super Garden on RTÉ, an opportunity to visit Bloom thanks to Horticulture Connected and Garden Guide, we agreed was a fantastic opportunity. Consisting of a family of five, including two teenagers and a six year old, we travelled to Bloom with no preconceived ideas.

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North West Garden Show 2015 - Gareth Austin

 

This year I was asked to host a series of events on the Sunday, called 'Ask Gareth Sunday'. Where myself and compere Lee Gooch set about hosting mini demos all over the North West Garden Show.

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ITB & Fingal County Council Win Silver Gilt Medal at Bloom 2015

ITB in collaboration with Fingal County Council have been awarded a Silver Gilt medal at Bloom 2015. The entry is titled "Beech Park Garden" and the medal was awarded in the small gardens Category.

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BLOOM 2015, UPDATE AND NEW SURVEY: Traditional Rose is Ireland’s Favourite Flower

The traditional rose remains Ireland’s favourite flower according to a new Bord Bia survey released today during its 9th annual Bloom festival. Over 1,800 people surveyed selected roses as their garden flower of choice, followed by lavender, daffodils and tulips. 

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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Breffni McGeough

Breffni McGeough is a landscape designer and contractor from Dublin. He has been designing and building gardens for a wide variety of clients over the last ten years in partnership with fellow landscaper Francis Doyle. He has won medals at bloom in 2011 and 2012. This will be his first solo design at bloom.(View profile)

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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Brian Burke

Non Forsit is latin and translates literally as ’No Problem’. The youngest child in the family, Eddie was born with Spina Bifida. Spina Bifida is latin and translates literally as ‘Split Spine’. As a result of this condition Eddie uses a mobility aid when he is outside playing with his older brother and sister; Evan and Naima. (View profile)

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Café Opens Near in Dublin’s Historic St. Patrick’s Park

Dublin City Council’s Parks Division recently announced the opening of new tearooms at St. Patrick’s Park, Dublin 8. The Council believes that the tearooms will be a popular addition to the park, which is located close to many of Dublin’s most popular tourist attractions – including St. Patrick’s and Christchurch Cathedrals, Dublinia, City Hall and Dublin Castle.

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Bloom Showgarden Medal Winners 2015


Best in Category

Fiskars Weed Puller, A Weapon of Weed Destruction

It doesn't take long for weeds to take over a garden and removing them can be an arduous task. Until of course you are fully prepared to wage war on weeds with the Fiskars Weed Puller. It's a smart solution because it removes weeds with a quick pull and release action without the use of harmful pesticides. The tool works with four deep-reaching stainless steel claws, which grab the tap root efficiently.

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Traditional Rose is Ireland’s Favourite Flower - Bord Bia’s Bloom Survey 2015

Bord Bia’s Bloom Survey 2015

The traditional rose remains Ireland’s favourite flower according to a new Bord Bia survey released today during its 9th annual Bloom festival. Over 1,800 people surveyed selected roses as their garden flower of choice, followed by lavender, daffodils and tulips.

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Marigold Festival 2015

Airfield Farm is delighted to host this years Marigold Festival which is a festival celebrating healthy and active ageing, organised by Active Retirement Ireland & Home Instead Senior Care.

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Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Team & Fingal County Council Win Best Small Garden at Bloom 2015

Fingal County Council has worked closely with the Department of Horticulture at ITB for the past 4 years providing a training ground for their students in Beech Park Gardens, Clonsilla, Dublin 15. The students have gained invaluable work experience in garden restoration, plant cultivation and plant identification under the guidance of John Harrington, Chargehand Gardener in Fingal County Council who has worked in the horticultural industry for more than forty years.

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Field Trip to Bull Island

Experience and discover some of our most showy native orchids in Bull Island. Guided by orchid expert Brendan Sayers. Bring good footwear and allow for rain! Meet at the Visitors Centre (near the roundabout) in Bull Island. Monday, July 6th, 6.30pm

Source: GardenGuide News Room

Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Alan Rudden

Alan Rudden has over 10 years’ experience in the landscaping industry. He has designed and built multiple award winning gardens with no less then four Bloom medals and three ALCI winners to his name. (View profile)

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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Karen M. Butler

Landscape Architecture graduate from UCD with an art and fashion background from NCAD and Central St. Martin’s, London. Keen interest in creating spaces in which people relax, escape and interact with each other enjoying the outdoors; creating outdoor living rooms where memories are made. Clean, bold style with a contemporary feminine touch. Strong interest in multiple contrasting elements with a level of detail that captures the interest of the visitor. (View profile)

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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Declan McKenna

We offer a range of services within the fields of Garden Design, Construction, Planting and maintenance for private, public and commercial spaces. Our focused, professional and committed team which is lead by Declan McKenna, best known for his appearance on Rte Super Garden in 2013 are committed to producing and maintaining your outdoor space to the highest Standards. (View profile)

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Flowers Galore in the Floral Marquee

For horticulturalists and plant enthusiasts that come to Bloom the Floral and Nursery Marquee is a haven to rekindled a passion for favourite plants or discover new varieties to bring home. The Floral and Nursery Marquee will showcase the very best of plant nurseries in Ireland.

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Bloom Winners 2015

Bloom Medal Winners 2015

Best in Category
Large Garden: Our Origin is Green, sponsored by Savills and designed by Jane McCorkell (Large garden)

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